[kuh n-tent-muh nt]


the state of being contented; satisfaction; ease of mind.
Archaic. the act of making contentedly satisfied.

Nearby words

  1. contention,
  2. contentious,
  3. contentiously,
  4. contentive,
  5. contently,
  6. contents,
  7. conterminous,
  8. contessa,
  9. contest,
  10. contestant

Origin of contentment

1400–50; late Middle English contentement < Middle French. See content2, -ment

Related formso·ver·con·tent·ment, nounpre·con·tent·ment, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for contentment



mid-15c., from Old French contentment, from contenter (see content (v.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper